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    • Idby: 0014358F907011B7
    • Broad period: BRONZE AGE
    • Primary material: Copper alloy

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Record ID: SUR-D494CB
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A triangular fragment of copper alloy, possibly a late Bronze Age bun ingot, 45.5mm in length and weighing 138.51g. As is typical for such finds, the surface is pitted and the sides of the fragment have cavities where air bubbles formed during the casting process. Circa 1150 - 600 BC.
Created on: Friday 8th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-97EA17
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
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Late Middle Bronze Age - Late Bronze Age socketed spear tip fragment. 27mm in length, 14mm wide and 8mm thick with a weight of 5.48g. The object is sub rectangular in form and cross section and is badly damaged. It has a tapering cross section which terminates in a rounded point. This is flanked by one partial flat 'blade' It has a very slight rib on each surface and is very worn.
Created on: Tuesday 5th February 2019
Last updated: Friday 15th February 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-316F81
Object type: GOUGE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
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An incomplete copper alloy socketed gouge of late Bronze Age date, c.1100 - 650 BC. The remaining portion is a length of the hollow socket with a tapered U-shaped blade terminal to one end. The opposite end terminates in a worn break. The socket is circular with an exterior diameter of 16.4mm, interior diameter of 11.5mm and is 21.3mm deep. From the socket the blade tapers to a rounded cutting/gouging edge which is concave to one side of the body. The gouging edge is extremely worn. This gouge is most likely of Wilberton, Ewart Park or Llyn Fawr metalworking, phases which correspond…
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Wath', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: OXON-2FAB47
Object type: RING
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oxfordshire
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A complete cast copper alloy heavy duty ring probably dating from the late Bronze Age to Late Iron Age (c. 1150 BC - AD 43). The ring is circular in plan sub-circular in section. The inside of the ring has what appears to be file marks or possibly scratches resulting from use, however these markings do not cover the entire inner surface. A couple of sections are smooth like the outside, which may suggest the presence of a strap. One area of the ring is slightly thinner than the rest; again a possible indication of use. The ring is undecorated but it has a beautiful green-brown patina w…
Created on: Thursday 31st January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
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Record ID: SUR-1B4D0C
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A fragment of a copper alloy late Bronze Age bun ingot, 53.5mm in length and weighing 74.92g. As is typical for such finds, the surface is pitted and the sides of the fragment have cavities where air bubbles formed during the casting process. Circa 1150 - 600 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
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Record ID: SUR-1B3E2A
Object type: INGOT
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper alloy ingot, possibly a late Bronze Age bun ingot. The lower surface is plano-convex, the upper is broken up and irregular. The plano-convex face suggests an origin in a bowl furnace rather than a mould; the irregular upper surface may suggest distortion from partial re-melting.Circa 1150 - 600 BC.
Created on: Wednesday 30th January 2019
Last updated: Friday 1st February 2019
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Record ID: GLO-B2DAA9
Object type: KNIFE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Somerset
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A copper alloy Thorndon type socketed knife. This has a rectangular socket at the base that has a rectangular aperture (15mm, 9mm) for the handle. There is a single rivet hole towards the base of the socket that passes through both sides and would secure the handle in place. The sides of the socket gently taper to the blade which is short and thin and terminates in a point. The spine of the blade is flat with bevelled sides that form the cutting edge.
Created on: Friday 25th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'North Somerset', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: WMID-9A6CB5
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wrexham
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An incomplete copper alloy dagger dating to the middle Bronze Age (c. 1500-1100BC). The object has a lozenge-sectioned narrow blade which widens at the haft end, narrowing at two semi-circular indents which are the remains of rivet holes, and terminating in a sub-rectangular extension. The object is extremely worn with the tip of the blade missing leaving a worn break and the cutting edges chipped. The blade has a very slight curve. The object has a pitted brown to mid-green patina. Similar objects recorded on the PAS database include: LANCUM-6693B2; GLO-7EFE1A; and DUR-C9E965. …
Created on: Thursday 24th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2019
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Record ID: SUR-7322D1
Object type: DAGGER
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Surrey
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A fragment of copper alloy blade, possibly from a Bronze Age rapier or dagger dating to 1500 - 1000BC. The fragment has a lenticular cross section and is trapezoidal in plan. There is heavy iron concretion and loss to the blade edges and surface. The portion of surviving surface on one side demonstrates a central rib formed by a tapering pair of ridges with an outer pair of ridges towards the edge of the blade.
Created on: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-71B58D
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
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An incomplete cast copper alloy leaf-shaped basal-looped spearhead dating to the Middle Bronze Age (c. 1500 - 1250 cal BC) probably Ehrenberg Class IIIa. The spear has a sub-circular socket which tapers to a lozenge midrib with rounded ridges on the blade. The internal diameter of the socket is 17.9mm. The socket appears to be filled with concreted material, possibly organic 'fossils' imbuded with copper alloy salts.. The spear's blade is leaf-shaped (a stretched oval) and has narrow incorporated loops with flat plates, with no decoration, on either side at the base of the blade. A l…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: SOM-71AABB
Object type: DIRK
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Somerset
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A near complete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age dirk (small rapier) dating to the period c.1500 - 1150 BC found in 4 adjoining pieces. The butt exhibits a series of old breaks along the lower edge which is convex curved and widens out to a maximum of 16.7 mm in width. It then tapers inwards to form two C-shaped notches on either side which are the remains of two broken rivets holes used as the attachment point for the missing handle. Both rivets are missing, and the holes are too fragmented to accurately estimate their diameter. From these rivet holes the sides of the rapier expand in…
Created on: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 7th February 2019
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Record ID: LVPL-098FD1
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Oldham
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A socketed cast spearhead, appearing to be of the Taunton phase of the Middle Bronze Age (1400-1250 BC). The main body is hollow, forming a socked for the insertion of a shaft, with two objects that resemble the loops of other phases but are unpierced at the sides. The blade is composed of two wings, emerging either side of the central body and having a concave lozenge-shaped cross section. Their widest point is 17mm before their rejoining of the body at the lower end. The very tip is broken off, and the end of the blade is bent at about 20 degrees from the vertical. The surface of th…
Created on: Thursday 17th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Royton', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: BH-F0B9DA
Object type: SWORD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A copper-alloy sword fragment dating from the Middle to Late Bronze Age (c.1100-800 BC). The blade is trapezoidal in plan and lozenge-shaped in cross sections. The blade is thickest along the central axis and gradually thins towards the outside edges. There is some additional damage along the already broken edges, as well as minor abrasions and scratches across the surfaces of the blade. The fragment has a patchy dark-green and brown patina. It measures 32mm in length, 55mm in width and a maximum of 8mm thick. The blade weighs 50.38 grams.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Tuesday 22nd January 2019
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Record ID: LEIC-F05700
Object type: AXE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Leicestershire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
Bronze age copper alloy axe fragment, 1500-1150 BC. Length: 39 mm, width: 49 mm, thickness: 14 mm, weight: 84 g. Fragment of a probably Palstave axe, consisting of the rounded, splayed blade and part of the solid rectangular shaped and cross sectioned body (29mm wide) which is decorated with a rounded ridge running down its centre towards the blade.
Created on: Wednesday 16th January 2019
Last updated: Wednesday 23rd January 2019
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Record ID: SOM-DD8385
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Wiltshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
The tip of an incomplete cast copper alloy socketed spearhead, of Middle to Late Bronze Age dating (c. 1200-c. 800 cal BC). The blade is narrow and triangular and has a pronounced mid rib on both sides extending to the tip of the spear, which remains pointed. In cross section the mid rib is lozenge shaped with a maximum thickness of 7.5mm. to either side of the mid rib are two smaller and subtler ridges probably indicating the presence of channels along much of the blade. The spear head is covered in a thick dark green copper patina that is chipped/abraded in parts. underneath this p…
Created on: Tuesday 15th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2019
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Record ID: YORYM-C9B8F2
Object type: AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy socketed axehead of late Bronze Age date, c. 1000 - 800BC. The fragment is the blade end of the axehead which is sub-rectangular with a worn cutting edge and rounded corners. The cross-section is rectangular and the breaks are old and worn. The metal has a dark green delaminated patina and is worn. The fragment is 44.3mm long, 19.7mm wide, 9mm thick and weighs 25.1g. Due to the incomplete nature of the axehead it is not possible to ascribe it to a particular type series and it has therefore been dated broadly as late Bronze Age in date circa 1000 - 800BC.
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 31st January 2019
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Record ID: NMS-C9B2AD
Object type: PALSTAVE
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Norfolk
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Middle Bronze Age palstave dating to the period c. 1600 - 1400 BC. The butt end exhibits a large notch and traces of damage. The socket is formed by a set of right angled flanges which flank the flat central area and increase in height towards the centre of the blade where they are joined by a horizontal stop ridge, forming an H in cross-section. The flanges are slightly damaged along the topmost edge on both sides, with pitting on the outward facing sides of each flange. Immediately below the stop ridge is a shield shaped depression. The blade has inward-bowing sides which flare towar…
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 17th January 2019
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Record ID: SF-C7B73E
Object type: SOCKETED AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Essex
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A fragment of a copper-alloy axehead of the Bronze Age period, dating to 1100-800 BC. It is the cutting edge and part of the long rectangular socketed body. The blade tips flare slightly outwards. The surviving body has a sub-rectangular cross-section and the transverse broken edges are quite straight. The surface is heavily pitted and corroded; only little fragments of the brownish green patina survives. Length: 41.30 mm Width: 38.84 mm Thickness of the cutting edge: 3.53 mm Thickness of the walls of the body: 3.67 mm Overall thickness of the body: 16.66 mm Weight: 66.68 g
Created on: Monday 14th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 28th January 2019
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Tolleshunt D'arcy', grid reference and parish protected.


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Record ID: SWYOR-8A8C71
Object type: FLAT AXEHEAD
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: North Yorkshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
A complete Early Bronze Age cast copper-alloy undecorated developed flat axe dating from about 2000-1700 BC. The axe is sub-rectangular in plan with an expanded crescent shaped blade. The butt, in plan, is complete with a rounded terminal. The side view of the axe is a sub pointed oval with both terminals tapering. In cross section the body of the axe is H-shaped as the side edges of the axe have been raised by hand hammering to form slight flanges. The flanges appear to have been cast and probably augmented by hammering. On both faces of the axe there is a slight bump / rib / proto-…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Monday 21st January 2019
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Record ID: BUC-884358
Object type: SPEAR
Broad period: BRONZE AGE
County: Buckinghamshire
Workflow stage: Published Find published
A complete copper alloy Middle Bronze Age socketed spearhead of Davis Group 6 type, dating from c. 1500 to 1300 BC, placing it in the Acton and Taunton phases. These phases correspond with Needham's period 5. The spearhead has a leaf shaped blade, with a pronounced and rounded midrib ridge which runs to the tip of the spear. The tip is now worn and broken, as are the edges of the blade. The blade and midrib cross section is lozenge shaped. The socket is circular in cross section and hollow. The loops are about half way down the socket of the spearhead, these are formed of a narrow re…
Created on: Friday 11th January 2019
Last updated: Thursday 24th January 2019
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